Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten English: The Morning Newspaper ,commonly shortened to Jyllands-Posten or JP, is a Danish daily broadsheet newspaper. It is based in Aarhus C, Jutland, and with a weekday circulation of approximately 120,000 copies,
The foundation behind the newspaper, Jyllands-Postens Fond, defines it as an independent liberal (centre-right) newspaper.The paper officially supported the Conservative People's Party until 1938.
The newspaper was the subject of a major controversy concerning cartoons that depicted the Islamic prophet Muhammad in 2005–2006 which sparked violent protests around the world, and have led to several attempted terrorist plots against the newspaper or its employees in the years since.
The newspaper was founded in 1871 and issued its first copy on 2 October of that year. Originally, the name Jyllandsposten was used, the hyphen being adopted in 1945. The current name was introduced in 1969. It also refers to itself as "Denmark's joke newspaper".
|2 October 1871
|JP/Politikens Hus A/S
|Aarhus C, Denmark